Skip to comments.No breaking away from Barack Obama's bicycle picture
Posted on 06/10/2008 12:37:56 PM PDT by pissant
The debate is on: The widely circulated photograph of Barack Obama on a bicycle this last weekend either did the presidential candidate no favors, or actually helped his cause.
In an article in today's New York Daily News, writer David Saltonstall shows no mercy, declaring: "It wasn't a pretty picture: ill-fitting jeans, a tucked-in golf shirt, black-and-white socks and a helmet that could make Michael Dukakis blush."
A weekend in Chicago spent by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama included a bicycle ride with his family Yet in comments to Saltonstall, some Big Apple fashionistas cut Obama major slack. Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys New York, says: "I like seeing my politicians in goofy weekend attire. It means they're thinking about more important stuff."
Newsweek's Andrew Romano notes today that when the shot of Obama on the bike as part of an excursion with his family in Chicago "hit the wires, the heavily trafficked right-wing message boards of Free Republic went wild."
Those postings, as you can imagine, weren't complimentary toward Obama (but several were creative).
Romano, though, argues that the "bike moment" will be a plus for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee because it "makes him look like a normal, nerdy American dad."Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts went wind surfing during his 2004 presidential campaign
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Some of the best humor can be found on FR. Where are O’s training wheels?
He looks so GAY!
what is that thing sticking off the back of his bike?????
Newsweek is jealous.
Hey, at least he's not in that Spandex weenie-wear that John Kerry rode around in.
Well, I see the LA Times has taken the gloves off and is going after this guy over the hard issues. It’s about time!
Can he ride a bike with no handlebars
Trailing car for his kid.
A little air in the back tire would help.....dunce.
Kermie, I mean.
No, seriously. What's wrong? Should he be wearing spandex, God help us?
I hate to say this, but I don’t see the big deal in what he’s wearing. Heaven knows I have been looking (in vain) for a bike helmet that won’t make me look like a dork.
Or a 16 year old anorexic girl.
That might explain Michelle Obama's bitterness!
I don’t see anything wrong with his jeans, btw.
It appears to be a kiddie trailer. Too bad that's not in the shot, too.
Could he cinch his belt any tighter?
....Oh, for crying out loud!....this stuff is getting stupid....I’m wearing jeans and a golf shirt right now myself....so what?
Looks like it could be a hitch or something.
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